Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Dodgers are on a slippery slope

Dodger Stadium

Slumping slope at Dodger Stadium. | Tom Dailey

Workers spent part of Tuesday cleaning up a pile of mud and debris that came sliding down a slope on  the Dodger Stadium property near  Stadium Way near Boylston Street. Tom Dailey, who lives near the stadium, took photos of what he described as a “mini landslide” that took out several sections of fence and left the sidewalk and part of the street covered in mud and plants. “The tractor was out and moving the dirt at noon on Tuesday,” he said.

Dodger officials, who don’t consider this a landslide, said their staff had discovered a leaking pipe in the area just before the muck and plants tumbled down the slope. Steven Brener with the Dodgers said:

The pipe was an original (1962)—1 ¼ “ galvanized pipe about two feet below the soil surface. Our staff was there a few minutes before it slipped off the slope.

The mud has been cleaned up now. Workers now need to restore the slope to its normal grade and landscape the area, Brener said.

Dodger Stadium

Photo by Tom Dailey

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